If you happen to follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you would know this last week and a half has been an absolute whirlwind for me. To give you some background prior to this last week and a half, I have constantly struggled to keep moving forward in my life. I feel like I have had to survive my life rather than live my life. It’s a pretty sad existence to have, but that’s all I have really known.
I was having a talk with my FMP about what course of treatment we want to take with my adrenal fatigue. During the discussion I mentioned to him how I really did not like my job or the field I have been in the last several years. I thought that working in the legal field would be interesting and fulfilling. Some of it was interesting and fulfilling. The other part of it wasn’t, dealing with attorney’s egos, watching them treat the support staff like servants. It was a real dream…not! Because I was so unhappy with my work, Evan told me it would take me twice as long to recover from the adrenal fatigue. It’s true! The state of your happiness and wellbeing have a huge impact on your ability to recover from any illness for that matter. If you are unhappy with your work, you can only imagine how much of an impact that has on your day to day health. You spend a good 80% of your life at your job. So it makes sense that it plays a role in your ability to recover.
So on to this last week and a half. I have been looking at craigslist lately just watching what kind of jobs have been opening up when I came across an ad for a receptionist position with a functional medicine clinic. I applied for the position, writing a personal email as my cover letter rather than submitting my usual one. I didn’t hear anything for about three weeks thinking it wasn’t meant to be. That was until I got an email asking for a phone interview. So I did the phone interview, following it up with an in-person interview the next day. The interview goes so well that I have the job offer by that evening on my way home. I couldn’t believe it, how did I just land this job that is in line with my passions and dreams? Is this really happening? So I got the job and gave notice to the job I couldn’t stand. Next!
I have a 2012 Jetta that got fixed from the accident I was involved in October of last year. The damage to the car was repaired, but there were other issues with the car that were going to cost a pretty penny to fix as well. Thinking about the two major things that needed to be fixed, I started to think about looking at another car and see if I could get out of this little hot mess I currently owned. On the 17th, after work, I went to the dealership in my god-awful messy car filled with crap and a ton of moving boxes to look at new cars in the pouring rain of all days. I told the dealership my situation and what I was looking for. Low and behold, they got me into a brand new vehicle with little down and no more looming maintenance issues to worry about. Again, I couldn’t believe my luck. Next!
I was recently served a notice to terminate my tenancy at the end of my lease with my apartment complex. We have had a few issues in the past and they decided they no longer wanted to rent to me. So I started looking for apartments even though it was way to early to do so (lease ends 06/25/16). While I was looking I discovered this small luxury apartment complex in the next town over from me. The apartments are amazing compared to my current one, and they cost exactly what I pay right now, so why not move there? I had the property manager run my application, even though I knew I would most likely be denied because of my credit. I was denied, but still had hope as long as I took care of some things on the report and had the company re-evaluate my application. I called the company that ran the report and asked them what I needed to take care of to get qualified in the short run. The lady points out this one thing on the report, and when I looked at it I realized that I had paid off this item almost a year ago. So she took my word for it, removed it from the report and then tells me to speak to the PM. I’m thinking this still isn’t good, it couldn’t be. I give the PM a call and he tells me that I am now approved to rent at thier property. I am simply amazed now. How could I get a new job, a new car, and now a new apartment that fulfilled everything I have wanted for myself at this point in my life. Things like this just don’t happen to me. Okay one more, NEXT!
Last thing I swear! It’s a good one too. Lets come back full circle to the accident back in October. I recently completed my treatment for the injuries I sustained in the accident. Now I just had to write the demand letter and get all the records together. I got everything prepared and sent it off to the adjuster making a full policy limit demand based on the total medical damages. I get an email from the adjuster yesterday with a release authorization form offering the full policy limits. I was floored to say the least. No phone call to offer me some low-ball offer, nothing! I have only seen one other settlement go this easy before mine, and figured I would never see anything like that again.
At this point I am truly speechless because nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I have always had to struggle to get the things I want in life and move forward. That’s what I am used to. So this feeling of happiness and relief are foreign to me. The only way I can explain it is, this must be what it feels like to win at life. So how does all this relate to my recovery from adrenal fatigue? The stress and worry I was having over a job I did not like and the financial struggle I was having over several things was taking it’s toll on me everyday. I wake up every morning dreading getting ready to go to an office where I don’t really care for the people I work with, except for a few. Then I would sit there at my desk all day doing tasks I could care less about, dealing with egos that I don’t work well with. I have come to learn that if I don’t care about or have an interest in the work I am doing, then I really won’t be happy there. In addition to that, my attention span for things get’s a lot shorter, as well as my patience for things. You can see all of this wasn’t making me wake up each morning excited about my day, which in turn just ate away at my physical and emotional health. The financial struggles I have been having had an even bigger impact than the job did on my health. I would sit there and literally get scared about how I was going to make it to the next paycheck when funds were running short. I can remember sitting there with my heart in the pit of my stomach, blood pressure going up with a mental anxiety attack going on in my head. With all of this happening on a daily basis, I am not surprised why my health has continued to get worse instead of better. My body has been screaming at me to make the changes I need to allow myself to heal. As I head into this new job working with the wellness clinic, I can see myself investing my time and heart into the work they do there because it aligns with my own passions and dreams. Having that kind of work, while working with two practitioners as an equal will allow me to enjoy the work I will be doing and not worry about what should or shouldn’t be doing. The settlement will take the financial struggles I have been having off my plate and off my mind, allowing me to breathe a whole lot easier. The main factor that I have been able to eliminate here is STRESS. By reducing this one major element in my life I will be able to recover from the adrenal fatigue much better than I would have before.
So with that being said, I am going to sign off here and say see you next week. I know this post is a little late, but I wanted to make sure I said what I needed to say in a way that would benefit all of you. Thank you again for joining me on this journey and I will talk to you soon. Please leave any comments or questions below, I will be happy to respond if I can. Make sure you follow me on facebook and instagram as well.